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Tandoori Chicken Sliders

Tandoori Chicken Sliders on a slate tray

Tandoori Chicken Sliders are mini-burgers made with marinated & grilled chicken, buttery-soft slider buns and dressed with a tart & spicy cilantro-chutney spread.

I marinate chicken in yogurt, aromatics, lime juice and toasted Indian spices, and grill it to a smoky and juicy finish, or, cook it in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot.  Both methods help seal the flavors of the marinade into the chicken, and it stays moist and juicy after cooking. Continue Reading…

Cilantro Chutney (Green Chutney)

Cilantro Chutney in a mason jar

Fresh!  Vibrant!  Flavorful!  That’s how I would describe Cilantro Chutney, an extremely popular dipping sauce from the Indian subcontinent.  This irresistible mildly spicy sauce is made with fresh cilantro, green chillies, ginger, lime juice, and seasoned with salt, cumin and a touch of honey.

Also, known as Coriander Chutney, this dipping sauce goes great with samosa, chaat, tandoori chicken, kebab, pakoras (fritters), and pretty much anything deep-fried 🙂 Continue Reading…

Instant Pot Dulce De Leche Caramel

Salted caramel flavored Instant Pot Dulce De Leche

Dulce de Leche is a rich and velvety smooth, one-ingredient caramel sauce that is great for dipping and topping.  Traditionally, it is made by simmering sweetened milk over slow heat for several hours.  My simple recipe for Instant Pot Dulce De Leche Caramel, is hands-off and helps you achieve the same rich taste with just two minutes of prep, in half the time of a stove recipe! Continue Reading…

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Mediterranean Spiced Oven Roasted Chickpeas

If you like chickpeas, you have got to try this recipe for Oven Roasted Chickpeas!  Roasting chickpeas in the oven transforms them into crispy, crunchy, tiny-little flavor bombs that are just ideal for snack-time, or as salad toppers.

As you pop them in your mouth, you get an amazing balance of the crunchy exterior with a slightly chewy core, making them really irresistible.   I can eat them non-stop.  Seriously!

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Instant Pot Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Easy Pressure cooking recipe for Instant Pot Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

This recipe for Instant Pot Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), shows you how easy it is to cook dried chickpeas in an Instant Pot, or any pressure cooker.  It’s a low-sodium and cheaper alternative to canned chickpeas for sure!


Did you know that Chickpeas, also called Garbanzo Beans, are one of the earliest cultivated legumes?  They were first cultivated around the Mediterranean region, approximately 7500 years ago.  Some popular names for it include Garbanzo Beans (Spanish), Kabuli Chana (Indian) or Ceci (Italian).  With the perfect blend of creamy and nutty, chickpeas are a very popular ingredient in many cuisines around the world.  Their unique and versatile texture and flavor lends to some of the most delicious curries & stews, salads, spreads, and who can forget the world-famous chickpea-fritter, falafel. Continue Reading…

Instant Pot ULTRA- Unboxing and Getting Started

If you just got a new Instant Pot ULTRA, or are looking to buy one, you’ll find this information useful.  In this post, and video, for Instant Pot Ultra Unboxing and Getting Started, you’ll watch me open the box, assemble it, and go over the different programs and settings.  So, let’s get this party started!

Instant Pot ULTRA 10-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker is the newest addition to the very popular Instant Pot brand.  Like other models, the ULTRA comes in 3 sizes too 3 qt, 6 qt and 8 qt.  I recently wrote a review for the Instant Pot ULTRA 6 qt.  You can check it out here:  Instant Pot ULTRA 6 Quart REVIEW Continue Reading…

Instant Pot Fudgy Brownies

Instant Pot Fudgy Brownies by Spice Cravings. If you're into fudgy brownies, these Instant Pot Fudgy Brownies are the BEST brownies ever! They are delicious, moist, chewy and super fudgy on the inside! #SpiceCravings #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #brownies #dessert #chocolate

If you’re a fan of chocolate brownies, you will love this recipe for Instant Pot Fudgy Brownies!  They are the BEST brownies ever!  They are moist, chewy and super fudgy.  The texture is as if Chocolate Brownies and Molten Lava Cake had a baby 🙂

At my house, we all love brownies!  We can have them in any season, anytime of the day (ok, I ‘generally’ don’t allow them for breakfast), with vanilla or mint-chocolate chip ice-cream, drizzled with caramel or chocolate sauce, or, my favorite way, as-is.  But there is one thing all four of us are particular about, they have to be FUDGY brownies!  I’ve been making fudge brownies in the oven for over a decade now. But recently, after several delicious batches of Chocolate Lava cake in the Instant Pot, I decided to give Instant Pot brownies a shot.

For the purpose of this experiment, I used our favorite brownie-mix from Trader Joe’s, and now,  I am excited to try our zillion variation of brownies from scratch.  Next on my list is my kids’ recipe for 4-ingredient Nutella Brownies! Can’t wait!

Instant pot chocolate fudgy brownies
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Instant Pot ULTRA 6 Quart Review

Instant Pot Ultra Review by Spice Cravings

Hey Everyone, I recently got a new toy to play with- The Instant Pot ULTRA 6 Quart 10-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker!  It’s the latest-greatest uber-cool addition to the famous Instant Pot family.   As if looks weren’t enough, this pressure cooker is loaded with easy and customizable functions too.  So, I took the ULTRA for a short test-drive to see if it lived up to the hype.  Based on that, here is my Instant Pot ULTRA 6 Quart Review. Continue Reading…